Image from Amazon Title: AWS Certified Solutions Architect Study Guide
Author(s): Ben Piper & David Clinton
The AWS Certified Solutions Architect Study Guide: Associate (SAA-C01) Exam is your complete and fully updated resource to the AWS Solutions Architect - Associate certification. This invaluable Sybex study guide covers all relevant aspects of the AWS Solutions Architect job role, including mapping multi-tier architectures to AWS services, loose coupling and stateless systems, applying AWS security features, deploying and managing services, designing large scale distributed systems, and many more. Written by two AWS subject-matter experts, this self-study guide and reference provides all the tools and information necessary to master the exam, earn your certification, and gain insights into the job of an AWS Solutions Architect. Efficient and logical presentation of exam objectives allows for flexible study of topics, and powerful learning tools increase comprehension and retention of key exam elements. Practice questions, chapter reviews, and detailed examination of essential concepts fully prepare you for the AWS Solutions Architect – Associate certification
Before buying a book for the AWS Solutions Architect Associate exam, make sure it is for the same version as the exam you are taking. This book is for the SAA-C01 which doesn't exist anymore. The authors have a version of the book for the SAA-C02 coming out at the end of the year.
I was aware of this when buying the book. I bought it anyway because I like learning from paper books. Also, this book is from the same series/publisher as my books so it was a good opportunity to see how another author approached things.
The book was good at explaining the material. It definitely pinpointed my weak areas. And re-loaded information that I knew last year when taking the AWS Developer Associate last year.
The practice questions were good at covering the material as well. They are definitely harder than the real exam, but that's a good thing. It gets you ready. I had a few nits (remember, I write a book in this series, but nothing big.)
I found out there were two online online
I'm giving this book 8 horseshoes because reading an older book for a newer exam is rarely a good idea.